Extracts and Verses, Lynette Yiadom-Boakey

Nominated for the 2013 Turner Prize, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is interviewed by Jamie Stevens curator of the exhibition Extracts and Verses at Chisenhale. The interview is at Two Coats of Paint.

I see the paintings as paragraphs or sentences. I don’t want to fix a particular narrative behind the work but to instead leave behind a suggestion of one. I chose Extracts and Verses because I like this idea of each work being a snippet or a portion of something else, alluding to poetry but not providing the whole poem. 

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, The Generosity, 2010. Photo: Marcus Leith

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Milk For A Maestro, 2012. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery. Photo: Marcus Leith.


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